LONDON 2012: What would you call your ball?

adidas is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to the UK public by inviting them to name the official football that will be used at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The design of the ball is ready but the name of the football has been left to the public to be called. The ball will be revealed on the launch in Sprin 2012, where one lucky winner will also become part of Olypmic Games football history and will have their suggested name printed on the ball.

Jack Rodwell of Everton said:

“It’s really exciting for all in football to have the Olympic and Paralympic Games coming to London in 2012. The Gamers capture the whole world’s attention and it’ll be amazing to have the finest sportsmen and women competing in Britain. I would be proud to be involved and represent Team GB as competing in an Olympics on home soil is without a doubt, a once in lifetime opportunity.

As far as a name suggestion goes, I would call the football ‘The Quest’ as competing and winning the Olympics is a real sporting journey.”

‘The Quest’, really? There can’t be a sadder name for a football. Then again, it’s the Olympics!

The closing date for entries in midnight 28th February 2011, so you better start working on naming footballs. Imagine, you’re running a multinational sports goods manufacturer and you have to name your football. What would it be?

Ball of Fury? Dragonball? Or maybe simply ‘Football’ would suffice.

To participate, head over here and fill in the little form and you’ll be registered to be in the lucky draw. Remember two things: 1. Closing date for entries is midnight 28th Feb, 2011 and 2. Don’t forget to let us know what you chose to call your football below!

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